A tradition of caring.
Since 1992, the Health Project has been working to improve the overall health of Muskegon County, Oceana County, and the lakeshore area by providing programs and services to those who may not have access to reliable healthcare. Initially established as a joint effort between the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Community Foundation for Muskegon County, the Health Project is one of the oldest and most successful community health benefit organizations in the country.
As a leader in the field, the Health Project has worked with organizations and individuals in 35 states to help pioneer new solutions to age-old healthcare problems. Here at home, our efforts to provide affordable health coverage resulted in the Access Health plan, which has since been replicated in several states. We’ve also received praise over the years for our work combating antibiotic abuse, expanding dental care, managing diabetes, and helping reformed convicts with health needs.
In 2009, the Health Project was acquired by Mercy Health Muskegon. Now operating as part of a larger health system, the Health Project has the resources and support needed to make as big of an impact as possible on the overall wellness of West Michigan’s lakeshore.
The Health Project strives to spread their mission far beyond West Michigan. We have served as advisors, board members, and faculty for multiple statewide organizations, and our staff has consulted with organizations in 35 of the 50 states. Programs created by the Health Project have been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Businessweek, Health Affairs, and Forbes Small Business, among others.
The Health Project is also an advocate for community health. We have provided our insight and knowledge to governing officials at a variety of levels, including the U.S. House Small Business Committee, the Citizens Advisory Committee on Health, and numerous state legislative bodies.
We do all this to accomplish one goal: make our community healthier. See how we can help you live a healthier, happier life.